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22nd Annual Meeting of the German Retina Society

German Retina Society

26.06. - 27.06.2009, Berlin

6 Cases of Late Manifestation in Retinoblastoma

Meeting Abstract

  • Gregor Willerding - Charité University Eye Clinic of Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin
  • M. Doblhofer - Charité University Eye Clinic of Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin
  • M. H. Foerster - Charité University Eye Clinic of Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin

German Retina Society. 22nd Annual Meeting of the German Retina Society. Berlin, 26.-27.06.2009. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2009. DocRG2009-54

DOI: 10.3205/09rg55, URN: urn:nbn:de:0183-09rg558

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Published: June 29, 2009

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Outline

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Background: Retinoblastoma is usually diagnosed in the first two years of life. Later manifestion may be associated with atypical findings and delay in diagnosis.

Method: A single-institutional retrospective case series is presented.

Results: Mean age at diagnosis was 6.7 years (median 5.9 years, range 4.6–11.2 years). Mean time from the onset of first symptoms was 4 months. Presenting signs were ineffective treatment of amblyopia, strabism, visual deterioration and pain. One case was received eye-preserving treatment and four patients underwent enucleation which was a secondary enucleation in one case.

Conclusion: Late Manifestation in Retinoblastoma may present atypically and lead to delayed diagnosis. Enucleation may be advisable in the majority of cases.